Manufacturing Month events set

Published on Monday, 9 October 2017 22:11
Written by Angie DeRosa

Staff Writer

For the sixth year, Connecticut is celebrating October as Manufacturing Month, with numerous events throughout the state for all ages.

“For over three centuries, manufacturing in Connecticut has been a vibrant part of our economy and a steady source of good paying jobs with good benefits for residents,” said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Led by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology and financed by the Department of Economic and Community Development’s Manufacturing Fund, “Connecticut. Dream It. Do It.” is hosting two events for middle and high school students.

The first event, “Manufacturing Mania,” took place in Groton on Oct. 6.

The second, “Making it Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit,” will take place on Oct. 19 at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott in Windsor.

One hundred fifty young women are invited to participate in hands-on activates and interactive demonstrations that showcase manufacturing, and hear from women leaders and practitioners who will share their success stories.

For adults looking to get into manufacturing, Associated Spring, Barnes Group in Bristol will hold a recruitment open house on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Those interested should bring their resumes, as the management team will be on site, conducting interviews the same day.

Public tours of the facility also will be available.

For more information about any of the events visit

Angie DeRosa can be reached at 860-801-5063 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Manufacturing on Monday, 9 October 2017 22:11. Updated: Monday, 9 October 2017 22:13.